Enhances digestion and absorption of fats and fat soluble nutrients.
Jarrow’s formulation consists of a mixture of highly concentrated bile acids (also called bile salts) mostly in the conjugated form, from U.S and/or New Zealand bovine/ovine bile. In the small intestine, these acids emulsify fats to aid their absorption. Bile acid deficiency caused by gall bladder complications or surgical removal can be aided by supplementation with bile salts. 1-3 capsules with a meal containing fat.
Highly Concentrated Conjugated Bile Acids Supports Absorption of Fats* and Fat Soluble Nutrients*
Bile Acid Factors® consists of a mixture of highly-concentrated bile acids (also called bile salts), mostly in the conjugated form, from U.S. and/or New Zealand bovine/ovine bile. • Bile acids are produced in the liver and then stored and concentrated in the gallbladder, from which they enter the small intestines via the bile duct. • The major bile components in Bile Acid Factors® are glycocholate and taurocholate, which are crucial for fat absorption.* • In the small intestine, bile acids emulsify fats to aid their absorption.* Bile acid deficiency causes fat malabsorption and fatty stools (steatorrhea), indicated by diarrhea and floating stools.* In addition, bile acid deficiency reduces the absorption of fat and fat-soluble nutrients.* • Conjugated bile acids improve fat absorption and nutritional status.*